Diversity

“Only” Christmas Here? Bah Humbug, Billboard!

While recently driving through one of those long rural stretches that blur the lines between Midwest and South, I saw ...

On Coming Together Over Brokenness

 November 9, 2013, marks the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass.” It is the night many point ...

What is Jewish&?

Young Jews today are growing up in a hyper-connected, globalized world. That means they must contend with challenging viewpoints, contrary ...

Where Children Pray

“Why do we pray?” I asked before we entered our makeshift sanctuary. We had gathered at the cabins. Dressed in ...

Finding Joy

I was moved by a story I heard on NPR last week. Krista Tippet, host of NPR’s show “On Being,” ...

Defending “Fiddler” – Punk, Traditional, or Southern-Style

Recently, I read an article about a punk-rock production of “Fiddler on The Roof.” The article caught my eye for several ...

“Shalom, Y’all”: An Arkansas Pastor’s Chanukah Wish

This blog originally appeared on Lutheran Confessions, and is re-posted here with permission from the author, Pastor Clint Schnekloth. Although ...

Interfaith, Outreach, Inclusion … Why Bother?

We hear a lot about “interfaith” and “outreach” programming. In fact, I spend a lot of my time promoting it. ...

Blue Jews

There are white Jews, Black Jews, Asian Jews, and Arab Jews – but blue Jews? No, no such thing exists. ...

Traveling the World to Ensure the Jewish Future

I’m going to be busy this coming week. I’m heading to Israel, England, Iran, Canada, China and Jamaica. There will ...